Virginia Rumors & News

  • Iowa State lands Virginia transfer Marial Shayok

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State got its guy. Virginia transfer Marial Shayok has accepted basketball coach Steve Prohm’s scholarship offer, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. The 6-foot-5 combo player averaged 8.9 points and 2.4 rebounds last season. He started 14 of the Cavaliers’ 34 games. He scored 23 points..." April 20

  • Former Rutgers G Nigel Johnson transferring to Virginia "The lasting image Rutgers fans will have of Nigel Johnson was the Big Ten Tournament last month, when the fourth-year junior tallied consecutive 21-point efforts. Now, the former Scarlet Knights guard will be hoping to reach the next level of the postseason. Johnson will have a good chance..." April 09

  • Virginia guard Marial Shayok transferring from program

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Following a disappointing end to a once-promising season, Virginia guard Marial Shayok and forward Jarred Reuter will transfer to another school, head coach Tony Bennett announced Wednesday. "Marial and Jarred informed me today that they are leaving the Virginia basketball program and are..." March 23

  • Florida puts clamps on Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Justin Leon and Devin Robinson hit big shot after big shot to help Florida find cracks in the top scoring defense in the country. The Gators then turned on their own stifling defense to earn a trip to the Sweet 16. Playing maybe its most complete game of the season,..." March 19

  • Virginia recovers to slay upset-minded UNC Wilmington

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Early in the second half of Thursday's game, Virginia guard Marial Shayok took a few moments to get up off the floor and gather himself after withstanding a hard hit to draw a charging foul. Shayok was calm on both ends to help fifth-seeded Virginia regroup after a slow..." March 16

  • No. 22 Notre Dame knocks off No. 21 Virginia in ACC

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Something had to give for Mike Brey's Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Thursday night when they faced off against Virginia in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. On one hand, Brey's team had yet to beat the Tony Bennett-led Cavaliers since joining the ACC..." March 10

  • Virginia knocks off Pitt in ACC tourney

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Just over a month ago, during a rare four-game losing streak for Virginia, it seemed as though they couldn't drop in a 3-point shot even if it was handed to them. In an embarrassing loss to North Carolina, the Cavaliers shot just 2-20 from deep and were grasping for answers...." March 09

  • No. 23 Virginia routs Pitt

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After Virginia's 12-point loss to Pittsburgh in January when the Cavaliers surrendered 88 points, head coach Tony Bennett said his team "got lost defensively" as they struggled to contain the Panthers' hot shooting. While the Cavaliers were lost on defense that night,..." March 04

  • No. 23 Virginia's defense shuts down No. 5 UNC

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When North Carolina scored just 45 points in a 12-point loss at No. 2 Syracuse three years ago, many thought it was one of the worst offensive performances in school history, and definitely in the Roy Williams era. On Monday night, the Tar Heels fell victim again on..." February 27

  • No. 18 Virginia halts four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- For a team that had struggled on offense, a bunch of 3-point baskets became an ideal tonic for No. 18 Virginia on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers found the cure for a four-game losing streak with outside shooting that helped provide a 70-55 victory over North Carolina..." February 25

  • Miami takes down No. 18 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Knowing the challenge Miami would face against the nation's top defensive team, coach Jim Larranaga prefaced to his team before Monday night's matchup with Virginia that the first team to score 50 points would win the game. Larranaga was right. Miami overcame..." February 20

  • Jackson, No. 10 North Carolina dominate No. 14 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina appeared to steal some of Virginia's game plan, turning an expected showdown into a romp Saturday night. It's often Virginia that stumps opponents with defense, but this time it was the Tar Heels. Justin Jackson scored 20 points and No. 10 North..." February 18

  • No. 12 Duke defeats No. 14 Virginia to extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Up just four points with less than three minutes to play with the Virginia crowd pleading for a stop, the shot clock was ticking away as Duke guard Jayson Tatum handled the ball at the top of the arc. With no time to spare, the freshman flicked a nearly effortless 20-footer..." February 16

  • Virginia Tech upsets No. 12 Virginia in double OT

    The Sports Xchange "Virginia Tech guard Seth Allen made a driving shot in the lane with three seconds left in double overtime to give the Hokies a 80-78 upset victory over No. 12 Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conference game on Sunday night in Blacksburg, Va. Virginia's London Perrantes shot a 3-pointer from..." February 12

  • No. 12 Virginia rides late surge past No. 4 Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After Louisville lost by eight at home earlier this season to Virginia, head coach Rick Pitino described the Cavaliers as the Cardinals' "kryptonite' in the postgame press conference. And for good reason. Since joining the ACC back in 2014, Louisville had beaten..." February 06

  • Syracuse rallies to knock off No. 9 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Apparently, no lead against the Syracuse Orange is safe enough for the Virginia Cavaliers. Syracuse erased a 12-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Cavaliers 44-28 in the second half on Saturday as the Orange downed ninth-ranked Virginia 66-62 in an Atlantic Coast..." February 04

  • No. 9 Virginia demolishes Virginia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- In a somewhat lopsided rivalry over the past decade, Virginia Tech managed to play in-state rival Virginia close in many contests despite coming out on the losing end the majority of the time. That was not the case in the team's first of two matchups of the season on..." February 01

  • No. 1 Villanova beats No. 12 Virginia on tip-in at buzzer

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Donte DiVincenzo saw his tip-in go through the basket and heard the sellout crowd going wild. But he was unsure if his shot landed in time. Following a brief replay review from the officiating crew, the shot was indeed deemed good and the Villanova players erupted in..." January 29